This year, six (6) non-renewable $1500 scholarships will be available for female students enrolling in one of the following programs to commence in September 2020:


  • Welder
  • Carpenter
  • Machinist
  • Powerline Technician
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
  • Construction/Industrial Technician
  • Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)


  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Electronics Systems Engineering Technology
  • Power Engineering Technology
  • Instrumentation & Controls Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Chemical Control Engineering Technology

If you are not accepted for one of the programs listed above, you will not be eligible for a scholarship.


Recipients are selected on the basis of acceptance into a program of study at a recognized post-secondary institution of choice.

Applicants must be entering their first year in one of the programs listed above.

Applicants must be permanent residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Applicants must demonstrate skills relating to teamwork, communication, leadership, dignity and respect.

Preference may be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of an unbiased application and selection process.

Application Requirements

Submit a WRDC Trades Scholarships application form along with the following:

  • Resume
  • Written essay (maximum of 500 words) or video essay (maximun 4 minutes)- telling us why you deserve a scholarship
  • Reference letter (minimum of 1 maximum of 2)

The selection committee, made up of WRDC employees, will review the applications and award the scholarships on September, 2020.

Submit completed applications to:

Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC)
Scholarship Committee

The deadline for submission of applications has been extended to September 4, 2020.

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